Both wines are expected to retail for about a bottle, and will be available beginning in May 2010 across New England, wherever wine is sold.

For non-local members of “The Nation,” wines can be purchased online at

— Debuting from Longball Cellars are charity wines for Boston baseball stars Jacoby Ellsbury and Josh Beckett. Instead, 100% of their proceeds will raise big league dollars for local charities: The names Zinfand Ellsbury and Chardon-K are word plays of the wine varietals in the bottles: Red Zinfandel and Chardonnay.

The 2010 wines are produced by acclaimed winery Clos La Chance out of San Martin, California.

Varitek’s ex wife Karen, was extremely active with the Red Sox wives charitable endeavors.

The news of their divorce in 2008 surprised many in the community and the team.

Jayne Kennedy was one of the pioneers of hot chicks in sports. She was an All-Star in the WNBA before turning to broadcasting. She used to be Nicole Manske, but now some guy with the last name Briscoe is one of the luckiest guys around. She might have felt me staring at her from across the room.

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch party of Zinfandellsbury (a Red Zinfandel from Ellsbury) and Chardon-K (a Chardonnay from Beckett) which are charity wines from Longball Cellars.

Unfortunately, Josh Beckett couldn’t attend due to his back injury which was caused by batting practice the day before in preparation for inter-league play next week (starting on Friday, May 21st in Philadelphia).

We were notified of this via a personal statement from Josh which basically said he was with the training staff that day in attempt to get him back into game shape for his next start.

This first one is the opening monologue from the event’s emcee, NESN field reporter Heidi Watney (of the Olympia Sports commercial).

I apologize in advance of the less than HD quality of the video, but I used only what I had, in this case, my 5 year old camera.

Watch out house wives of the NFL players because here comes one of the biggest ” PLAYERS ” in pro -sports – Lol…